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COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPES j
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
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DA v EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 29, 1921.
Workings of New Plan
be Similar in Effect to
Operations of New Law.
MERCHANTS EXCHANGE TO
PASS ON PROPOSITION
Local Men Attend Session
in Portland Yesterday;
Past Injustice Avoided.
A tentative averment which In ad
Justing wheat discounts la approxi
mately equivalent to the terms of the
recent enacted discount lawa of Oregon
and Washington was affected In Port
land yesterday at a conference of
wheat growers and dealers who agreed
that half a cent will he discounted
from the purchase price for every half
pound under 60 pounds to the bushel.
Grain dealers of Portland and Seattle,
Jo Ed Painter of the Walla Walla
county Farm Bureau, and Fred Stei
wer and ft R. Thompson of the Uma
tilla county Farm Bureau attended the
meeting. The agreement la subject to
the will of the Portland. .Seattle, Taco.
ma and Spokane Buyer Exchange
before It will become effective.
Approiulie Grain 1ana
While wheat growers at the meetlna
urged exact complin nee with the law,
they are now agreed to recognize (he
row plan which does not differ great
ly. except in form, from the law enact
ed hy legislatures of Oregon ar.d
The state laws provided a system of
discounts so that the Inferior grade
of wheat would be tested to each tenth
of a pound, and discounted proportion,
otely on a percentage basis. The ten.
: tattve agrrntut srwHw h wheal
he (Uncounted half a cent for each half
p pound: that It still be weighed to a
tenth of a pound in test weights and
that discounts be taken to the nearest
half pound. .
How tlu Plan Works
For example, wheat weighing 69.9
or D9.8 will go the some as ISO pound
wheat. Wheat weighing r,9. or 69.7
will discount the same as wheat weigh
ing &SV4. Thus a farmer whose wheat
averages 59.9 or 119.8 Is better off than
the farmer whose wheat weighs r.!.
or 69.7 because of the discount system,
but the average throughout the county
will be approximately the same as If
the state lawa were being strictly ad
tiered to. '
1,0 st year, If wheat weighed r.O.H
the discount was the same as If it hnrt
weighed only J8. When wheat weigh
ed less than 0 pounds, the discount
was three cents, and when it welshed
less than 58 It was discounted three
cents more. With the new arrange
ment, no discount Is made until the
. wheat Is found to weigh 59.7.
. Premium! for Better Wheat
The premium for wheat weighing
over to pounds la arranged In the same
manner but It U doubtful If premiums
will be given for wheat beyond weigh
ing over 2 pounds. Soft wheats rais
ed In this county seldom test more
than 68 or (9 pounds.
The agreement made in Portland
yesurday, if It la definitely decided
upon, will close the recent enntro.
versev between htiyers and growers.
. It began when the Northwest Millers
and Grain Dealers decided to disre
gard the state grain discount laws of
Oregon Washington. Walla Walla and
Umatilla county wheat growers Im
mediately protested and the meeting
In Portland resulted.
N-EW TORK. July 29. (IT. P.)
Luxury tax evaders through the Unit
ed States are stealing $100,000 a min
ute from the government and nubile,
Colonel- William. Hayward, United
States district attorney, charged In an
Interview with the I'nited Press. Four
million and a half are being stolen
every month. Hayward declared.
GLOUCESTER, Mass.. July 29. (I.
HI The return nf the steamship
Fahln to Sable Island to again attempt
the raising of the racing schooner I'.s
peranto wis assured when a subscrip
tion was started to finance the second
expedition. Following a meeting In the
Chamber of Commerce, when the first
nUrfs. in inn le bv A. Tl. Sadger,
head of the salvage concern which
made the first attempt, collections
ere hegun, and It Is believed the
. Fahla will be under way Friday.
A federal law protecting migratory
birds Is being observed so well thnt
wild geese and other wild fowl are
'breeding In many places from which
they mere formerly driven hy spring
fhnotera. A federal warden writes
from South lakota that never, even In
the memory of old timers, has that
rectlon seen a sprlnu. flight of geese
! such as took place this year.
Here's Tom Edison giving the Mnrionn Star the double O. The fellow sitting on b'x left is the editor of the
paper President Harding. On KdlsoaVs right, earnestly talking nith Harding, is Henry Ford. This picture was
snapped at. the camp of H. S. Firestone. Ford. Edison and other great Americans in the Maryland mountains.
nilCAfiO, July 29. (I?. P.) Just
ss Judge Charles .McDonald sentenced
Desk Sergeunt Harry Kellogg to serve
15 days In Jal the policeman whipped
out his revolver, killed Lemuel Aekley,
an attorney, and then shot himself.
Five shots, fired In the court of domes
tic relations, threw spectators into a
panic. Four struck the attorney's j
body and Hie fifth struck Keliogp, who
l no believed -to h dying. Kellfieir
was adjudged gu'lty of contempt of
curt in a suit forcing him to vacate
I operty. Ackley represented the case
6ai i the police officer. Judi-'e Mc
Donald declared he believed the siiots
killing Ackley were Intended for him
self, but when Kellogg apfroaned his
I onor with a drawn gun, his honor
crawled beneath the bench:
!S FAKE WAR RECORD BEING
Are the Red Cross and the Congress
of War Mothers being imposed upon
hy those seeking clemency for Jack
Rathle, sentenced to hang for compli
city in the murder of Sheriff T. D.
Taylor? The question arises from re-
Ports from Salem of attempts being
made to Induce the governor to change
Rathle's sentence from hanging to life
The following story under a Salem
(Jate line, was carried by the Portland
Salem, Or., July 28. (Special.)
Reports reaching Salem Indicate that
petitions are now being circulated In
various sections of the state under
the direction of the Congress of War
Mothers asking that the death sen
tence Imposed In the case of Jack
Rathle be commuted to life imprison
ment In the penitentiary.
The petitions, when completed, will
ALFALFA CROP GOOD AROUND
HERMISTON BUT THE PRICE IS
MUCH LIKE SHRINKING VIOLET
West End People Want to!
. Have Butter Creek Road
Built; Also McKay Project.'
J. S. HARVEY
HERMISTON', Or., July 29 Charley
Irwin and hi fnmous song "Alfalfa
Hay" would certainly be right at home
If they could stop oft for a visit In Her
mlston, hecause alfalfa Is a mlrthty
vital subject to this rich district. One
doesn't have to visit long with Her
miston folk to cnllae this, even if not
prepared to expect such a thing by the
fame of the 'Irrigated district which j
is confined to no small territory. j
Claud ltnrr and I were figuratively
browsing in acres and tons and stacks
of alfalfa before we had been h"re J
long on our visit yesterday. It's cith-.
er growing, or In the cock cnrllns, or
else In the stack over all these Irrigat
ed tracts, and a visit over to the alfalfa
meal plant of C. S. MoXaught will
snow it In several different stages. It
la chopped and some meal Is made
Tho crop this year Is a bumper one,
Tjut the fanners near here are mit con
Sratulating thentfdves too warmly
7v.sf 0 A DDCTTY FAIR PAPCR
4C r $ j r l iili i run i ni
M S3 JTq-as ,jt If
MAN MAKES TRIP FROM !
CLEVELAND TO PORTLAND j
ON SPORTING WAGER
Headed for Portland and determin
ed to get there by tomorrow evening
A. E. I.ivay, Cleveland, O, man, stop
ped In Pendleton Thursday even ng
ond paid n visit to tho office of the
E;ist Oregon.'nn to have his pass book
signed. IJvay Is on the last leg of a
Journey from Cleveland to Portland
which is being made on vager of
JlOftO that he can make the trip in 26
days with 2n as expense money.
Some provisions of the agreement
are that he can not ride on a train, he
can not beg money, and he must pay
for hi meals. He left Cleveland July
14 and Is ten days ahead of his schedule-.
-He was picked up Thursday aft
ernoon by Karl A. Williams near Mil
ton and came to Pendleton where he
spent the nit-'ht. The road from Walln
Walla he characterized as the finest
stretch of road over which he lias
According to Williams, whose pass
USED TO HELP
he submitted for the. consideration of
(iovernor Olcott. During the past few
days letters have been received ut the
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executive offices from various Red
Cross chapters In Idaho asking clem-j WASHINGTON', July 29. (IT. P.) -er.cy
for Rathie while two women The state department announced that
have appeared in person to ask that' San Francisco, Ixis Angeles, Seattle,
he he spared from the gallows. Tho , Tacoma, Pasadena and San Diego had
petition asking the governor to com- j
mute the sentence imposed upon;
Rathie will be based on his war rec-1
Rathie and James Owens are now ,
In the penitentiary here awaiting ex- i
edition for the part they played In 1
the murder of Sheriff Til Taylor at
Pendleton last July. i
Shot During llotd-l'p
A feature of the case that lends color
to the view there may he some mis-
fContlnuen' on nage
over this fact. The trouble they have '
Is one that Is common to farmers of
every district In the country, only Her. !
miston farmers, whllo not audibly !
"kicking" thnt Is, very hard feel
that th s trouble has crowded t hem a I
little more closely than It should. Their j
grief is that hay is so low in price that i
they are wondering If a nice soft j
hunch nf It wouldn't be a gooC place to
Jump on when It comes time fori
I hem to get "off."
Yield Is Heavy
The crop Is yielding well. The sec
f.nd crop Is now being harvested in
some cases, and on other Curms It has
been In tho stack for several days. In
fields where this Is true, the third crop
is already well started, and prospects
are Ihat there will hp a very heavy ton.
nnge on the third cutting, and that In
some cases a lijht fourth crop will be
Now that much Is all good, but hay
at fl.."in a ton the present price, "won't
enable the farmer to buy many eight
cylinder cars, (trovers seem to be In
clined to feel, however, that when the
real hay market opens in September
and October n "price of from $a to $id
a ton will he paid, and on such a basis,
they can wiggle through. That sort
of a price Is quilo a come-down from
Continued on page two
1 MEALS 10 BE SERVED
W. A. Rhodes Will Take Charge
Next Monday; on That Day
Two Meal Schedule Begins.
The employment of W. A. Rhodes
as nmnaser of the dining room at the
Pendleton Elks club building jtnd the
decision to serve dinner as well as
luncheon were agreed upon at a nieet-
lug of the trustees and hotiRe comnrt
;tcc members of the local lodge last
I .Mr, Rhodes v.ill take charge next
j Monday, August 1, and on that day the
two meal schedule will begin. The
I dining room will be open to only mem
' hi is of the Elks lodge and of the Com
j mercial Association, and friends of the
members of the two bodies.
; Mr. Rhodes has been in the restau
rant business for the past eight years
and until recently was proprietor of
; tho Qui lie 'Restaurant. He announced
'today that Jie will if possible reta'n
the present employes in the Elks din
ling room and kitchen.
INVITATION FOR MEET
dispatched invitations urging holding
the Pacific far east problem confer
ence in those cities.
Wheat slnmpetl several cents today
in the Chicago .Market, July wheat
closing at $1.22, Repiemher at $1.2t
and December at J12S'. Yesterdav
the closing prices were July $1.2",
Septemher $1.27 and Decemher $1.29.
I Following are the quotations receiv
I ed by Overheck Cooke, local brok
Open High I.iw
Wheat Although the wheat news was
of a sensational character there was
not enough support from the out side
to sustain the temporary advance,
which was brouuht about by crop ex
perts news report which Indicated n
loss of nearly fifty million bushels un
rter the government report. Kxpert
states the spring wheat crop, as re
sult of heat, drout, blight and rust in
the northwest has suffered extraordin
ary losses and the lndlcntnd spring
wheat crop was only 1 SS.OOO.ilua hush
els most of It very poor uiisilty, light
and shriveled. It Is very apparent the
majority of traders are bearish and
will not give news such as the above
due consideration, but we are of the
opinion prices will be much higher
The Hols de Boulogne, one of the
most beautiful parks in the world. Is
'now considered one of the most un
Jsafe for pedestrians because of the
! number of recent robberies hy Apa
icbes on that thoroughfare. .There are
I only fifty guards for the two thous
'and acres of park,
FOR HIS PEOPLE!!
Executive Stays Outside Sanga-J
mon Co.; Tours Part of State
in Interest of Good Roads. !
SHERIFF AWAITS SMALL'S
RETURN TO STATE CAPITOL
Indications Point to Governor's
Having Decided to Resist Ar-;
rest Embezzlement Charges.
CHICAGO, July 29. ( I. P.) Gov
ernor Small is back on the Job attend
ing to the people's business. He stays
outside Sangamon county, however. I
The executive, under indictment fori
Juggling a million of state funds for
his own use, is touring Northern Illi
nois in the interest of good roads.
Sheriff Mester awaits Small's return
to the state capital, lie is holding
two warrants for the executive's ar- '
rest. The governor's friends are re- j
ported to have mapped out a cam-'
paign in an effort to fight what Small j
calls a polit'cal pint. All indications
point to Small's having dec;ded to fight i
arrest. 'I will not tolerate any more j
interterence." Small declared. "I am1
going ahead and serve the people. I
ha,ve wasted too much time on my po
litical enemies already." '
10 BE IN CALIFORNIA!
I.OS AXGKLES, July 29. (U. P.)
The alleged presence of the Ku Klnx i
Man in California was Indicated, ac-
ji-'iiiiK to belief expressed here, when,
negro wns ordered from town and j
was snown a letter signeo iv. iv. iv. i
threatening torture if he did not mi
grate. The negro is defying the j
NORTHCLIFFE CONTROVERSY WHEN PREMIER
READ HIS LETTER IN HOUSE OF COMMONS
WASHIXCTOX, July 29. (U. P.)
Lord Xo'rthcllffe's arrival and boycott
by the .British ambassador, Sir Auck
land Geddes, and the 'cancellation ef
the official dinner slated in N'orth
clifl'e's honor, precipitated the question
us to what Britishers will serve i:
members of the British delegation to
the Washington disarmament confer
ence. Xorthclift'e newspapers reently op
posed Lloyd George and Lord Curzon's
attendance as members of the Pritis
delegation, his action being deeply re
sented by those two statesmen. A
London dispatch declares Geddes act
ed on his own initiative In cancelling
the dinner despite the fact Lord
Northcllffe told the United Press yes
terday that I-ord Curzon was respon
sible. The latter could not be found
UMATILLA, OLDEST TOWN IN
COUNTY, HAS ONE OF BEST
B VTHING REACHES IN NORTHWEST
Resort Grows in Popularity and
Promises to Become Delight
ful Place to Spend Holiday.
J. S. HARVKY
U.MATILI. July 29. Besides be-'
log the oldest town in- Umatilla coun-
ty, Umatilla has another distinction
that belongs here, and no sister town j
In the broad expanse of the county can
tiike It away from her or hope to com-1
pete with her. This distinction is the
host bathing beach in the Northwest. i
Only recently has the beach been
lanitalized for what it Is worth, but
now it is growing so rapidly in popu-'
larlty that It promises to become one ;
of the best places in the county to.
ypend a pleasant holiday. Claud Vurr :
and I looked over the beach yesterday
w hilc we were here for the purpose of
getting Ideas from Umatilla business '
men on what they want In the countv
' booklet, and for swimming well when
I it comes to having a place to swim j
I the natatoriuni up at Pendleton which ;
is the apple of Councilman Pick tjiwr-
t nce's eye, who Is In charge of the re-;
iMut there, simply isn't in it. !
' The beach Is not a long one, but it j
AUDITORIUM SITE MAY
BE INVESTIGATED BY
Those who long to see Pendle
ton provided with a community
building comprising auditorium
features will be rejoiced to know
hat through the recently ap
pointed city planning commis
sion there will be a channel
through which their end may be
attained. U is known the plan
ning commission will . have a
broad field to work on and while
its powers will be only advisory
it will be able to do much to
wards hastening Improvements.
One suggestion known to have
support Is that the commission
pay serious attention to the au
ditorium question and lay plans
for acquiring a desirable site for
the building so as to have It
ready when financial conditions
permit a building. Another sug
guestton favored hy some la that
bonds for the auditorium he vot
ed hut with the provision they
not be sold until they can be sold
at par at the pre war rate of in
terest. The planning commission in
cludes the mayor, city attorney,
city ' surveyor. Judge O. W.
Phelps, Dr. W. D. McN'ary. H. J.
Mann. Mrs. James Jorfhs Sr., H.
R Inlow, W. B. Humphrey and
LEGISLATIVE WORK TO
BE FINISHED AUG. 25
WASHINGTON', July 29. (I. X. S.)
The republican whip cracked In the
house as a drive was started to
complete the legislative work of that j
body by August 26. according to an
agreement reached by President Hard
ing and house leaders at the white
house dinner last night.
.The republican leaders sent tele-.
grams to all absent members, ordering ,
their return to Washington in an ef-j
fort to wine the legislative slate clear.
The program adopted is as follows:
Passage of the tax revision legisla
tion as early as possible in August.
Passage of a bill authorizing the war
finance corporation to extend credits
Passage of the administration mea-JThe
sure authorising the war finance cor
poration to grant relief to farmers.
Authorisation of additional ap
propriations for the shipping board.
An agreement on the conference re
port on the Stuoot -Sweet hill for re
organization of soldier relief agencies.
An agreement on the conference re
ports on the anti-beer legislation.
King Drawn In Controversy.
King George was drawn Into
the Lloyd George and Xorthcliffe con
troversy when the British premier
read a letter from the king in the
house of commons repudiating thq ac.
curacy of the statement that Xorth
cL'ffe made in America. Xorthcliffe
it is reported, said the king told Lloyd
George that Irish killings must stop.
"1 hope." Lloyd George told the com
mons, "the king's statement sterilizes
the effect of the criminal malignity
Xorthcliffe is trying to stir up between
Groat Pritain and her friends, to frus
trate the Irish peace."
Xorthcliffe branded as a "lie" the
Inndon report placing on Ambassador
Geddes nil the responsibility for re
fusing Xorthcliffe the use of the Brit
ish embassy and causing the calcula
tion of a state dinner in his honor.
Is sand, and the slope is gradual, and
those two conditions are very neces
sary. Then the business men her
have helped Mother Nature by anchor
ing a heavy scow just off the beach
There is a swing suspended from the
top of the scow, and two springboards
tor those who enjoy diving. And there
Is plenty of "spring'- in the hoards too,
as was demonstrated to us by F. M.
Gast, president of the Commercial
Association and one of the leading
business men here.
The water is of various depths, and
every water dog, from the beginner to
the expert, can find abut what he
wants in the way of a place to wade or
: wlni here in the blue-green Columbia.
Two dressing rooms, one for men and
i.ne for -women, and long tables in the
grove of wilh'w-s on the river's bank
where picnic dinners may be served
ere other attractions that have been
added. About sua people were here
last Sunday, and an equally large
crowd is expected the coming Sunday.
Home-grown watermelons are a deli
cacy that naturally "fit in" on an ex
i iirsion. and Umatilla has already had
quite a lot of this particular "fruit of
the vine," and they told us that they'd
have some more next Sunday.
Tho railroad makes for live business
(Continued on page i )
RELIEF (N SIGHT
Wild Confusion Reigns at Cross
Roads Where Caravans Fight
to Make .Way Through.
PEOPLE AND CATTLE FALL''
DEAD ALONG THE WAYSIDE
Carcasses of Cattle Stripped
. Bare of Flesh for Food; Pan
ic Has Affected All Russia.
LOfcDON", July 29. tr. P. ) Th
Russia famine continues unabated and
thousands of rickety carta, email herds
of cattle, horses and pedestrians add
to the wild confusion reigning on the
cross-roads, where the conflicting
caravans fight to . make 'their . wnj
through each other. Cattle and emac
iated people are falling dead by the
wavaide. The carcasses nf the cattl
Lare stripped bare of flesh for ' food'.
The starving people are fighting '
reach Ukraine and Russia's boundary
countries. The eovlet is .attempting
to extend relief activities, while . the
soldiers threaten mutiny. The larger
cities have become virtual military
camps: Panic has affected all Russia,
the greater portion being panic-stricken.
Food is selling at unheard ,fff
prices. . ' -v' " . '
FOR ROAD GRADING
PO RTLANl). 'July 9. (A. f . C
commission decided to open bid'
mh iiionin i or is mues graaing ot tnt
Roseburg-Coos highway between
Roaeburg and Camas hill. The pa
cific Highway for five miles between.
Wolf Creek and Grave Creek will be
widened from 16 feet to 20 feet. A
contract for 2.7 miles of highway be
tween Cummings Hill and Fossil was,
awarded to D. F. Murphy and com-,
pany for $35,112; paving of a half
mile section of the Pacific highway
through Oakland to the Tutted Conf
structlon Company, $12,078 was
awarded; 2.7 milesj ef the Paclfld
highway between Shedd and lialsey
was awarded to A. D. Kern for 2ff,
131. Work will be hurried In Malt,
heur county. ... -'. . . , . " , t,
ErTC.Tt-XTS START FOR WEST
KKW YORK. July 39. (U, P.) AH'
emigrant train, 1911 model, wasechrd
rled to leave here today for the west.
The trip will not be made In oldr
fashioned "paririe schooners" but in'
automobiles, each equipped with, a
trailer to provide sleeping and Cook
ing accommodations. ' ' -"
The caravan consists of 128 families,'
all native Americans, who have tired
of city, life and will, take up farming
in Idaho, on a tract about 60 miles
southwest of Twin Falls. The trip Is
expected to be made by way of Albany
Buffalo, Cleveland, Chicago and Oma
ha. -; ,' -
The scheme originated with William
D. Scott, a Brooklyn salesman, who
formerly lived Irt Minneapolis. He and,
a friend used to take motor excursions
' with their families every summer.
when the idea of moving to Idaho was
born, a mutual friend wanted to ga
with them, then another and another
until It was decided to form a regular
MUNICIPAL BATHS FOR KTDDTF8
W EST I'MtFl ELD, Mass., July SSv
The "kiddles" will have shower baths
tree in this city. , ,
Children can get the benefit of a re
freshing shower without the attend
ant dangers of going bathing In the
Westfield river. Certain hours during
the day will be given over to the open
ing of the showers, which are to be ft
tachtd to fire hydrants.
. r .
Reported by Major lee Moorhduse,
weather observer. .,
Maximum, 8. ,
Barometir, 29.R5. ,. 1 .
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